Retirement Yenta loves a clean, zen home and in that spirit, she has been assessing her heirloom jewelry and deciding what should stay, and what should go. Let me tell you dear Readers, the taste level of some of this Yenta’s family members is a little questionable! That said, you never know who will want a little orange bejeweled spider broach. Retirement Yenta would like to recommend you have an Heirloom Party for your family. Everyone bring their jewelry to buy, sell, or trade. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Once you have had your lovely family reunion (the Heirloom Party) and recovered from having had too many cocktails in order to deal with all your family members, count your cash, and take stock of what is left. Save the pieces you and your kids love and consider melting the ones you don’t. But, dear Readers, if you haven’t had that Heirloom Party to give everyone a chance to claim their prize, your dear Yenta recommends holding off on the melting just in case your 2nd cousin once removed would like to have your great aunt’s silver and orange bejeweled spider broach. Retirement Yenta says: Don’t smelt, or melt your jewels just yet! Let your family have their chance and there will be no regret!